COVID-19 Bulloo Shire Council - 25 March 2020 Media Release




Media Release


Date of Release

25 March 2020



Today, the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) has been activated to ‘Lean Forward’ in response to COVID-19.

Council’s focus is about ensuring the health and safety of the shire residents during these difficult times.

To achieve this, Council is following the guidelines set out by the Prime Minister and Queensland Government.  This has resulted in closing various council facilities, stopped non-essential staff travel outside the shire and rescheduled non-essential visits by contractors.

All tourists who are still planning a trip to Thargomindah, Hungerford, Noccundra or Cameron Corner are strongly requested to cancel these plans for 2020.  Please follow the direction of the Prime Minister to cancel all non-essential travel.  Whilst we would love you to come, we would prefer you stay home and visit us again in 2021 when we really need you to visit.

The Bulloo Shire is not the place for you to wait out COVID-19.  We are essentially closed for business.

Our local health clinic is designed for our normal small local population. We don’t have the sophisticated health care system to cope with an outbreak of COVID-19 in our remote towns.  Please stay home.  If you are on your way, turn around and go home.

Council will now close all non-essential services including all Caravan Parks in Thargomindah and Hungerford.  Unauthorised camping is not allowed anywhere in the shire.

Council will continue to monitor advice from the Australian and Queensland government and consider their application and impact on the Bulloo Shire.

We are putting the health of our community first, and we don’t apologise for that.



Media contact Lew Rojahn


Ph: (07) 4621 8000


Published: 25th March 2020